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Happy New Year! USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive
 
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USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp

USPS celebrates Lunar New Year with special edition monkey stamp

On Feb. 5, the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued its Year of the Monkey stamp. The stamp art features two bright reddish-orange peonies against a purple background. Peonies symbolize wealth and honor in Chinese culture and often decorate the sides of the traditional drums played during the holiday festivities. Art director and stamp designer […]

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Are you tired of the status quo? If that is the case, then the impending year of the monkey, which by the lunar calendar will start on Feb. 8, won’t disappoint you. Each animal in the Chinese zodiac has five associated elements, including wood, fire, earth, metal, and […]

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

On Monday, Feb. 1, the Sacramento Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 111–104. According to various news outlets (and Twitter), a bit of drama also went on right before the game. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins — who sat out of Monday’s game due to a sprained ankle — arrived at the Sleep Train Arena and found […]

First Vietnamese American congressman on how to fight political apathy

First Vietnamese American congressman on how to fight political apathy

05 August 2010

Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.), the country’s first Vietnamese American member of Congress, paid a visit to Seattle on July 30.

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Kisara Nishimoto is Miss Seafair 2010–2011

Kisara Nishimoto is Miss Seafair 2010–2011

05 August 2010

On July 31, Kisara Nishimoto was crowned the 61st Miss Seafair based on her academic achievement, community involvement, public speaking, and creative expression. Nishimoto represented the Japanese Community of Seattle. She will be a junior at the University of Washington. The rest of the Seafair Court included first runner up Margo Femiano from West Seattle […]

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Will our libraries make it through the recession?

Will our libraries make it through the recession?

05 August 2010

During these trying economic times, organizations have dealt with budget cuts, often leading to reduced hours of operation and elimination of positions, programs, and services.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Vol 29 No 32 | 8/7-8/132 Comments

Bill would give burial rights to Hmong veterans

05 August 2010

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Members of the country’s Hmong community who fought with U.S. forces during the Vietnam War would be eligible for burial in national cemeteries

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Guillen: Asian players treated better than Latinos

05 August 2010

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen thinks Asian players are given privileges in the United States that Latinos are not offered.

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China setting a new milestone as economy passes Japan’s

05 August 2010

BEIJING (AP) — China is set to overtake Japan as the world’s second-largest economy in a resurgence that is changing everything from the global balance of military and financial power to how cars are designed.

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Growing debate in South Korea over traditional medicine

05 August 2010

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Nam-soo has stuck needles into generals, actors, tycoons, and at least one president for more than six decades as South Korea’s acupuncturist to the stars.

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61st Annual Seafair Torchlight Parade dazzles with diversity

61st Annual Seafair Torchlight Parade dazzles with diversity

05 August 2010

On Saturday, July 31, thousands of Seattleites showed their pride at Seafair. With Apolo Ohno serving as grand marshal of the parade, community floats made their way down the street, showcasing what makes each respective community great.

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Asian Americans to take city hall, even U.S. senate?

Asian Americans to take city hall, even U.S. senate?

05 August 2010

It’s safe to say that there’s a shortage of Asians in government-related jobs, but here are some candidates who might change that.

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Primary elections approaching, and what you need to know about the local Asian populations

Primary elections approaching, and what you need to know about the local Asian populations

05 August 2010

King County, the 14th most populous county in the nation with more than 1.1 million registered voters, will hold its election on Aug. 17.

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Miss Chinatown USA comes to Seattle’s Lee Association

Miss Chinatown USA comes to Seattle’s Lee Association

05 August 2010

This month’s Seafair festivities included the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade and the celebration of local community groups and talent.

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Editorial: Guillen stirs up the baseball melting pot — for a good reason

05 August 2010

With the primary elections coming up on Aug. 17, we want to showcase the Asian Americans who are running for office in this week’s issue.

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July 11: 2010 Reaksa Smaradey Khmer parade is held in Kent

July 11: 2010 Reaksa Smaradey Khmer parade is held in Kent

05 August 2010

The 2010 Reaksa Smaradey Khmer parade was held as part of the Kent Cornucopia Days. More than 100 Khmer from the Pacific Northwest, including Vancouver, B.C., participated in the event.

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July 9–11: Washington Wines Festival is held in Carnation and raises $850,000

July 9–11: Washington Wines Festival is held in Carnation and raises $850,000

05 August 2010

The 19th Annual Washington Wines Festival “Wine Weekend” was held at Camp Korey in Carnation The event raised more than $850,000 for Camp Korey.

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July 15: Four appointed to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

July 15: Four appointed to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

05 August 2010

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed four people to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

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July 27: Local girl chosen for the U.S. math team competes internationally

July 27: Local girl chosen for the U.S. math team competes internationally

05 August 2010

Shijie Joy Zheng, a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy, was chosen to participate on a team of high school girls from throughout the United States who will compete in

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Blog: The Ings: the glue of the community

Blog: The Ings: the glue of the community

05 August 2010

Vera and Joey Ing have been role models in giving. The Ings celebrated their 50th anniversary last Saturday with about 250 friends at the Wing.

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Blog: “Dim Sum” by Vera Ing, a community mom

Blog: “Dim Sum” by Vera Ing, a community mom

05 August 2010

If you have been a longtime reader of the Northwest Asian Weekly, you will remember a column called “Dim Sum” during the early 90s.

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Blog: Was Chelsea’s $3 million wedding too extravagant?

05 August 2010

The Wall Street Journal said so in a July 30 article by Brett Arends. When I read it, I instantly erupted with rage.

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Facebook helps Philippine cops nab murder suspect

04 August 2010

By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police tracked down a suspect in a series of grisly robberies and killings with the help of his Facebook account, officials said Tuesday. Mark Dizon, a 28-year-old computer technician, did not resist when arrested Tuesday while talking with his father in a public square […]

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